Menomonee Falls boy thrives years after lifesaving kidney transplant

TMJ 4 | George Mallet

A Menomonee Falls family is thriving, despite a health scare that threatened the lives if their two little boys several years ago.

When you visit Dustin and Lindsay Scaife’s home, you're immediately struck by how tidy the big house is despite the two boys who live and play there.

It’s not that the 5- and 8-year-old brothers don’t make messes, it’s just that they clean the messes up when play time is over. Within a few minutes of our arrival on a recent Friday night, the kitchen table was covered with an assortment of crayons and this reporter had joined the boys in making an instant collection of raw, Crayola creations.

“I usually like to color a lot,” declared big brother Parker as he clutched a fistful of colored wax.

“Me too,” chimed in little Kelton.

That the Scaifes have two healthy dynamos in constant motion isn’t something the young parents take for granted. When Parker was born eight years ago, his kidneys didn’t work at all. Doctors told the couple their first child was unlikely to live more than a few hours. Continue reading


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